BUBBLE TROUBLE Are We in Another Real Estate Bubble?

“We’re very overdue for a recession,” says Chris McCarty, director of the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

NAPLES CLOSED HOME SALES, INVENTORY UP IN AUGUST

Closed sales of properties during August increased 5 percent to 719 homes from 685 homes in August 2017, according to the August 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS, (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier …

Q1 HOUSING MARKET ACTIVITY SETS STAGE FOR STRONG YEAR

Sales of homes above $1 million in Naples during the first quarter of 2018 drove the market. Their sales increased 61 percent compared to the same quarter of 2017, according to the First Quarter 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area …

NAPLES NAMED HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST CITY IN U.S., AGAIN

For the third consecutive year, Naples and nearby communities Marco Island and Immokalee hold the No. 1 spot in the Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being 2017 Community Rankings, released on March 13. The report measures how residents of 186 U.S. cities …

Florida Legislature: Require 2/3 vote for future tax hikes

By Gary Fineout. Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters will decide this fall whether to make it harder for state legislators to raise taxes or fees in the future. The Florida Legislature on Monday placed a proposed constitutional …

SURVEY: LEE COUNTY BUSINESS CLIMATE UP IN Q1

Lee County’s business climate is heating up, according to the Executive Business Climate Survey published by the Horizon Council and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The survey of Lee County business executives and owners computed a quarterly business climate index …

Hurricane Irma Claims Data

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation This aggregate information is compiled from claims data filed by insurers. It has not been audited or independently verified and covers all claims based on filings received by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation as …

Hurricane Irma property damage nears $8 billion across Florida

By John Hielscher. Claims for damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida have grown to nearly $8 billion. More than 900,200 property owners have filed claims for insured losses from Irma, which slammed Florida five months ago, according to a …

Business owners bullish on SWFL economy, survey finds

By Justin Martin. Executives are feeling more confident in about Southwest Florida’s business climate in 2018 according to a new study from Florida Gulf Coast University. The Executive Business Climate Survey, which was sent to 645 executives and business owners, …

Aftermath Of Deadly Storm Brings Extra Money To State

By The Associated Press. Florida will get a one-time boost in tax money as residents across the state slowly rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Irma ripped across the state in September and caused more than $21 billion in …